Having moved from the Netherlands to Canada in 2015, André van Berlo is a newcomer to Canada and the Kootenays. Born and raised in the Netherlands, he studied Jazz and World Music at the Conservatory of Rotterdam where he graduated for his masters degree in 2005. As a guitarist and bandleader André played all over Europe and in 2012 founded the successful “Your Guitar Workshop” that has over 100,000 followers on YouTube. In 2016, he became a guitar instructor at the well known Selkirk Music College and works locally as a private guitar teacher. His music is a colourful mix of South American Folklore, Jazz, Folk, and modern western (pop) music.